Exploring new places has its own charm and beauty and is an adventure unlike any other. In addition, visiting new places and getting new experiences has a great impact on a person, both mentally and physically.
“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”
The geography of Pakistan as a country is very complex and comprises many forms of landscape, ranging from beautiful beaches to plains, from lush arid lands to deserts, from mountains to vast plains and forests. The flora and fauna are also very diverse. Tourists from all over the world come to Pakistan all year round and the government has recently taken a number of measures to increase tourism in the region.
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Naran Kaghan is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, catching both Pakistani and foreign tourists almost year-round. Naran is a small village located in the Naran Kaghan valley and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The Kaghan Valley is located in Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KPK). Naran is a foam for a variety of items such as picturesque scenery, trout fishing, small walking trails surrounding the water streams, Lake Saif al Muluk, Ansoo Jheel and Malika Parbat. Some nature enthusiasts also name it “heaven on earth.”
Naran Valley Tourism
Naran has many hotels and hostels to cater to the needs of tourists who come to visit this beautiful landscape according to their income classes. If tourists feel like it they can also set up their own tents in the form of camps instead of paying for accommodation. Some hotels also provide accommodation in the form of camps. There has recently been an improvement in the overall infrastructure of the city, which has led to a rise in tourism.
Best time to visit Naran
The best time to visit Naran Valley is during the summer months due to a lower likelihood of snowfall and closed paths, but the city is also accessible during the summer months. The temperature will rise to 20 degrees centigrade during the summer months and drops far below the freezing point in the winters due to heavy snowfall. While the local population of the region is used to harsh winter weather, they are descent to much warmer parts of the valley to escape freezing cold. However, over the last few years the average temperature of the area has risen, which is not a positive thing in the long term because it can cause many environmental problems. For visitors, it is recommended that they come well prepared for cold weather, as well as snowfall during the summer months.
Places to visit in Naran valley
The highest point of the Naran Kaghan Valley is the Babusar Pass, famous for its stunning view of the valley. The best time to visit the area is between July and September and can be reached by car. Views can be enjoyed while sitting and having delicious local food at the kiosks scattered around.
Another famous tourist attraction of Naran valley is Jheel Said al Muluk, the lake is a very popular location, accessible via Naran and located about nine kilometres away. According to local legends, The Lake is said to have been named after a Persian prince who fell in love with a fairy. The lake is created by the melting waters of the glacier and is one of the beautiful lakes of Pakistan. At times, the trout fish contained in the lake’s water will weigh more than six kg. Another popular valley lake is the Ansoo Jheel. The term ‘ansoo’ means ‘a tear’ in English. The lake is called like that because its form is like a big tear. There are no roads leading to the lake itself and it has to be reached by trekking the snowy terrain. Nevertheless the area provides many spectacular views for visitors. The lake is unreachable during the winter months due to extreme weather conditions.
Lulusar Lake is situated 25 kilometres from Naran and is renowned for its clear waters. The waters of the lake also tend to be turquoise in colour, and the reflections of the sky and the clouds can be clearly seen on its surface. There are several other lakes in the district, such as Saral Lake, Dudipatsar Lake and Gitidas Lake.
Shogran is another popular place near Naran, famous for its beautiful meadows and beautiful mountain views. It is easily accessible by road, but it is suggested to visit during the summer months because only one or two lodges are available for rent in the winter. From Shogran, trekking can be done to reach Siri Payee, famous for its Grassy plains and serene surroundings.
Naran valley is definitely one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pakistan, but unfortunately due to garbage and climate change, it faces many environmental challenges. Many changes would have to be made by the government, residents and visitors in order to maintain the beauty of the area for future generations. It is an asset for our nation that needs to be valued and nourished for the future.